Cost of Living Comparison Between China and South Korea Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 79.7% higher than in China (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 55.6% higher than in China
Rent Prices in South Korea are 1.0% lower than in China
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 39.9% higher than in China
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 113.4% higher than in China
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 36.2% higher than in China
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Restaurants
China Edit South Korea Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 ¥
(4,649.60 ₩)
43.01 ¥
(8,000.00 ₩)
     +72.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥
(37,196.76 ₩)
268.84 ¥
(50,000.00 ₩)
     +34.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 36.00 ¥
(6,695.42 ₩)
40.33 ¥
(7,500.00 ₩)
     +12.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.55 ¥
(1,404.18 ₩)
21.51 ¥
(4,000.00 ₩)
     +184.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(3,719.68 ₩)
32.26 ¥
(6,000.00 ₩)
     +61.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 25.50 ¥
(4,743.18 ₩)
25.31 ¥
(4,707.78 ₩)
     -0.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 ¥
(615.33 ₩)
9.95 ¥
(1,850.84 ₩)
     +200.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 ¥
(401.96 ₩)
5.11 ¥
(950.05 ₩)
     +136.4 %
Markets
China Edit South Korea Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 54.42 ¥
(10,121.59 ₩)
54.26 ¥
(10,090.69 ₩)
     -0.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 11.35 ¥
(2,110.58 ₩)
17.14 ¥
(3,187.59 ₩)
     +51.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.26 ¥
(606.31 ₩)
10.97 ¥
(2,040.70 ₩)
     +236.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.42 ¥
(2,495.40 ₩)
22.91 ¥
(4,261.47 ₩)
     +70.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 41.36 ¥
(7,691.42 ₩)
42.15 ¥
(7,839.43 ₩)
     +1.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.75 ¥
(2,371.76 ₩)
29.12 ¥
(5,415.35 ₩)
     +128.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 39.57 ¥
(7,358.55 ₩)
103.31 ¥
(19,213.59 ₩)
     +161.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.89 ¥
(1,096.24 ₩)
19.87 ¥
(3,696.07 ₩)
     +237.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 4.72 ¥
(877.66 ₩)
10.87 ¥
(2,022.45 ₩)
     +130.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.34 ¥
(993.82 ₩)
19.02 ¥
(3,537.07 ₩)
     +255.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.02 ¥
(746.86 ₩)
18.26 ¥
(3,395.61 ₩)
     +354.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.57 ¥
(477.14 ₩)
11.49 ¥
(2,136.53 ₩)
     +347.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.09 ¥
(574.40 ₩)
9.00 ¥
(1,673.27 ₩)
     +191.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.68 ¥
(870.03 ₩)
15.79 ¥
(2,936.00 ₩)
     +237.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.18 ¥
(778.12 ₩)
7.29 ¥
(1,356.14 ₩)
     +74.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 85.00 ¥
(15,808.62 ₩)
107.54 ¥
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +26.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.74 ¥
(1,067.73 ₩)
14.64 ¥
(2,723.64 ₩)
     +155.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.50 ¥
(2,510.56 ₩)
16.75 ¥
(3,114.63 ₩)
     +24.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥
(4,649.60 ₩)
24.20 ¥
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -3.2 %
Transportation
China Edit South Korea Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ¥
(557.95 ₩)
6.99 ¥
(1,300.00 ₩)
     +133.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 180.00 ¥
(33,477.09 ₩)
295.72 ¥
(55,000.00 ₩)
     +64.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 ¥
(2,231.81 ₩)
18.82 ¥
(3,500.00 ₩)
     +56.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 ¥
(748.28 ₩)
8.65 ¥
(1,609.34 ₩)
     +115.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 44.00 ¥
(8,183.29 ₩)
64.52 ¥
(12,000.00 ₩)
     +46.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.24 ¥
(5,996.53 ₩)
35.54 ¥
(6,609.05 ₩)
     +10.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
(27,897,573.36 ₩)
204,318.85 ¥
(38,000,000.00 ₩)
     +36.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 137,447.77 ¥
(25,563,062.54 ₩)
171,836.88 ¥
(31,958,880.32 ₩)
     +25.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
China Edit South Korea Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 374.44 ¥
(69,639.84 ₩)
1,039.85 ¥
(193,395.54 ₩)
     +177.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 ¥
(33.45 ₩)
1.16 ¥
(215.21 ₩)
     +543.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 92.29 ¥
(17,165.26 ₩)
151.71 ¥
(28,215.64 ₩)
     +64.4 %
Sports And Leisure
China Edit South Korea Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 289.04 ¥
(53,756.80 ₩)
332.51 ¥
(61,841.09 ₩)
     +15.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 105.77 ¥
(19,671.75 ₩)
124.75 ¥
(23,201.90 ₩)
     +17.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥
(9,299.19 ₩)
64.52 ¥
(12,000.00 ₩)
     +29.0 %
Childcare
China Edit South Korea Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,131.42 ¥
(768,376.99 ₩)
2,544.18 ¥
(473,176.47 ₩)
     -38.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 149,174.67 ¥
(27,744,074.69 ₩)
144,193.51 ¥
(26,817,660.09 ₩)
     -3.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
China Edit South Korea Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 403.83 ¥
(75,106.10 ₩)
388.96 ¥
(72,340.31 ₩)
     -3.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 240.47 ¥
(44,722.91 ₩)
284.99 ¥
(53,004.37 ₩)
     +18.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 569.64 ¥
(105,943.14 ₩)
505.55 ¥
(94,023.27 ₩)
     -11.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 608.88 ¥
(113,242.68 ₩)
729.94 ¥
(135,756.29 ₩)
     +19.9 %
Rent Per Month
China Edit South Korea Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,215.61 ¥
(784,034.99 ₩)
3,289.98 ¥
(611,883.01 ₩)
     -22.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,380.18 ¥
(442,675.45 ₩)
2,481.42 ¥
(461,504.02 ₩)
     +4.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,691.22 ¥
(1,802,409.80 ₩)
9,484.66 ¥
(1,763,992.99 ₩)
     -2.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,209.74 ¥
(968,926.83 ₩)
5,983.00 ¥
(1,112,741.92 ₩)
     +14.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
China Edit South Korea Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,995.79 ¥
(1,115,119.56 ₩)
9,401.07 ¥
(1,748,447.42 ₩)
     +56.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,461.54 ¥
(643,790.84 ₩)
5,567.46 ¥
(1,035,458.26 ₩)
     +60.8 %
Salaries And Financing
China Edit South Korea Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,352.00 ¥
(1,367,352.29 ₩)
15,578.51 ¥
(2,897,350.15 ₩)
     +111.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.05 3.65      -27.7 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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